The new Johnstonebridge Centre is more than a village hall, it’s a “Hub”, a focal point for every activity and every member of the Community regardless of age.
The facilities include a function/sports hall, a meeting/dining room, a multi-purpose room for the Youth Club, a Shop and Post Office*. Toilets with a shower facility. In fact we have included everything that was suggested after the Architect and plans were chosen in 2011 by you.
You can book the facilities by contacing the Centre direct or downloading the booking forms (links on left) and post or email them back to us.
Take part in an activity or run your own, the choice is yours.
The success of the Centre and facilities is also down to you, the residents. It is your Centre and your Sports facilities that the Trust holds it in the Communities name and is responsible to you as members.
How successful it will be, is determined by how much you each take to do with it and use it. The phrase ‘use it or lose it’ has never been more appropriate, it’s ours to use, we can make it work both financially and commercially.
As with all ventures like ours the success of it will rely on community volunteers. Volunteering can be for a few hours or longer, half a day or as long as you like. (Volunteers form link on left.)
The outside facilities are self supporting, and not affected by what is going on in the Centre itself.
There is an outside store/changing/toilet facility so that you have everything you need including access to the bar without disturbing activities going on in the Centre itself.
We intend to have a community barbeque built at the rear to complete the outside entertainment area. The late addition of a Tennis Court makes the whole venue complete.
It is very impotant that this is used as a family facility and it needs be used as such with parents and adults on hand to supervise and make use of the facilities. We aim to create a family friendly atmosphere with your cooperation.
*Post Office awaiting relocation but will still be operating as normal from Old Community Centre.
A huge thanks to all the
contributors below. Without them
would not have come to fruition.